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desire

noun

1 desire

The feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state.

Roget 865: desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need, exigency.    mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, ... show more

Roget 858: hope, hopes; desire etc. 865; fervent hope, sanguine expectation, trust, confidence, reliance; faith etc. (belief) 484; ... show more

Roget 600: will, volition, conation, velleity; liberum arbitrium [Lat.]; will and pleasure, free will; freedom etc. 748; discretion; option etc. ... show more

Roget 817a: covetousness, ravenousness etc. adj.; venality, avidity, cupidity; acquisitiveness (acquisition) 775; desire etc. 865.    ... show more

Dutch: verlangen
Polish: żądza



2 desire

An inclination to want things.

Dutch: drift

3 desire

Something that is desired.

verb

1 desire

Feel or have a desire for; want strongly.

synonym: want.

Roget 620: intend, purpose, design, mean; have to; propose to oneself; harbor a design; have in view, have in contemplation, have in one's eye, have in petto; have an eye to.    bid for, labor for; ... show more

Roget 897: love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with; affection; be in love with etc. adj.; have a love ... show more

Roget 865: desire; wish, wish for; be desirous etc. adj.. have a longing etc. n.; hope etc. 858.    care for, affect, ... show more

Roget 829: cause pleasure, produce pleasure, create pleasure, give pleasure, afford pleasure, procure pleasure, offer pleasure, present pleasure, yield pleasure etc. 827.    please, charm, delight, ... show more

Roget 630: require, need, want, have occasion for; not be able to do without, not be able to dispense with; prerequire.    render necessary, necessitate, create a, necessity for, call for, put in requisition; ... show more

Roget 602: be willing etc. adj.; incline, lean to, mind, propend; had as lief; lend a willing ear, give a willing ear, turn a willing ear; have a half a mind to, have a great mind to; hold to, ... show more

Dutch: begeerte, dorst, verlangen, wens, willen

2 desire

Expect and wish.

synonyms: hope, trust.

Dutch: hopen

3 desire

Express a desire for.


Moby thesaurus: Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, address, admiration, adoration, affection, agape, aim, aim at, ambition, andromania, animus, aphrodisia, appeal, appetence, appetency, appetite, appetition ... show more.

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